The Andaman Sea is located in the east between the peninsulas of Malacca and Indochina, in the south near the island of Sumatra and in the west between the Andaman and Nicobar islands. In the north, this sea extends to the delta of the Ayeyarwaddy River.The Andaman Sea is located in the warm zone of the subtropics and tropics of the Northern Hemisphere. The climate is humid, hot, tropical. The salinity of the water slightly exceeds the salinity of the waters of the Bay of Bengal. But in the north, near the mouths of the Salween and Irrawaddy rivers, the water is much fresher. Very high tides are observed in places - about seven meters.
The bottom soils of the Andaman Sea are similar to those of the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal. In the mainland zone, gravel, pebbles, sand prevail, and in the depths - red clays and silt. From south to north, the bottom is crossed by a volcanic arc (the islands of Narcondam, Barren). It is volcanic activity that often causes earthquakes that cause tsunamis. Frequent natural disasters, in turn, form bizarre rocks and stone formations. The coast is winding, mostly low, flat, rocky and hilly.
The animal world is diverse andrich. The shelf zone is inhabited mainly by marine species - from microscopic to large predators to large cetaceans. There are a lot of mollusks, coelenterates, crustaceans, echinoderms, sea snakes, worms and other living creatures that live on the bottom. The Andaman Sea is also rich in various fish. Very small fish, larger inhabitants, also feel comfortable here. A scuba diver can see here clown fish, triggerfish, butterfly fish, lionfish, various rays and gobies, flying fish, tuna, herring, swordfish, sardinella and many others. Of the cetaceans, mainly dolphins live here, including the Irrawaddy orcella dolphin. Cartilaginous fish, including sharks, are also found here. But in recent years, their numbers have declined significantly, not only in the Andaman Sea, but also in many other places on the planet. The reason for this is uncontrolled fishing, the barbaric hunting of sharks because of their fins. Some species of sharks are listed in the Red Book, including a special unique species - white. But despite this, these beautiful creatures can still be seen in the waters of this sea.
Andaman Islands, tours for which you can buy in numerous travel agencies, will be of interest to those who want to unforgettably relax, enjoy nature and subtropical climate. Endless beautiful sandy beaches, coral reefs, perfect cleanliness, clear warm Andaman Sea… These islands are simply a paradise for tourists! The best time to visit is from October to May. It is worth considering that at the end of summerthere are severe storms with heavy rains.
Sights of the Andaman IslandsFirst of all, it is worth visiting the capital - Port Blair. There is a diving center, water activities, outdoor activities, an anthropological museum, a forest museum, a prison building and a maritime museum. Also worth visiting are Corbin Beach, Coral Island, Bird Island, Viper Island and Havelock.